So in years past, when you wanted to buy software, you typically looked at something that had everything you needed: finance, maintenance, production inventory. Now those systems are great, but they are super expensive and they can sometimes take a couple years to install.
And what’s even harder about them is that they may be really strong on finance, but they are probably terrible at maintenance management, because they started out in finance.
So what I recommend is, next time you need software, look to the cloud. There’s a couple of really great reasons to do that. The first is you’ve got a ton of options. They all specialize in a specific area. You can subscribe to it and if you don’t like it, you can just cancel it and find something better. And IT doesn’t need to be heavily involved. They just need to approve it.
So the next time you need software, look to the cloud first.